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Escape artist Moyo faces string of charges

2011-12-13 08:56

Johannesburg - Bongani Moyo, who escaped from custody in August by walking out of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, and three others will appear in the same court on Tuesday.

Moyo and co-accused Leon Ncube, Thabani Sibanda and Khubulani Sibanda face a string of armed robbery charges. Moyo stands accused of more than 35 bank and other robberies.

At an October court appearance on these charges, Moyo requested, via video link from Pretoria Central Prison, that his shackles be removed.

This was after Magistrate Maryke de la Rey ruled that he and his three co-accused would remain in custody until their next appearance. De La Rey instructed Moyo's Legal Aid Board lawyer to discuss the issue with prison officials.

Moyo made headlines when he walked out of the court, which he entered on crutches, on August 10. He was not locked in a cell or wearing shackles at the time. He was rearrested in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on August 28.

It was not the first time the Zimbabwean national had escaped from custody. In March, Moyo escaped from Boksburg Prison and was arrested three months later.

Comments
  • Hangwani - 2011-12-13 09:03

    South Africa is a free country, Zims are allowed to walk around without permits.

      Ann - 2011-12-13 13:34

      Merry Christmas Bongani Moyo - may you have your lunch whilst under guard and shackled to something solid!

      Nomfezeko - 2011-12-13 17:16

      and they get green ID books like buying a Drum magazine from Pick 'n Pay, it is a free country indeed.

  • Larry - 2011-12-13 09:05

    How Many Police and Prison/Court officials have been nailed for helping this guys escape.

  • Marius Koen - 2011-12-13 09:15

    So now this time keep him in a cage!

      procold2 - 2011-12-13 09:28

      habitual criminal 3 strikes must get death sentence, we have aleady wasted to much time,money and resorces on this oak.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-13 09:55

      @procold2 , agree with you 200% , three strikes on violent crime and they need to be terminated. Finished and klaar. Damn the man, save South Africa from crime.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-13 09:22

    Freedom without responsibility leads to total anarchy. I'd prefer apartheid's seuring of our borders. Peter should have read about this as he only knows Zimbabweans who are academics. They are still coming in multitudes, the floodgates are open and Zuma will support them. I don't feel safe from unregistered foreigners, do you?

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-13 09:22

    Freedom without responsibility leads to total anarchy. I'd prefer apartheid's seuring of our borders. Peter should have read about this as he only knows Zimbabweans who are academics. They are still coming in multitudes, the floodgates are open and Zuma will support them. I don't feel safe from unregistered foreigners, do you?

  • Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-13 09:31

    As far as I know an artist requires skill, not much of that required to escape from our prisons.

  • The-Azanian - 2011-12-13 09:38

    The power of zimbabwean muti cnt be stoppd...lol. even gibs uses it to avoid expulsion by international community.

      Teeas - 2011-12-13 10:30

      The Azanian, nothing like that broer, if it`s the case stop Mugabe from giving you guys hell

  • Azande - 2011-12-13 09:57

    Place 3kg of tick in his pants and ship him to China for a holiday.

  • Teeas - 2011-12-13 10:03

    keep that moyo guy in shackles otherwise will get anoher surprise. He & his co-accused deserve this.

  • Tame - 2011-12-13 10:03

    Can't we hire a reformed Eugine de Kork and Vlakplaas to rid us of these criminal elements?

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